Building a Box? Flock the Inside for a Soft Touch!


Flocking adds a nice soft touch to the inside of any box. It looks great, lasts nearly forever and will provide a bit of protection for the contents of your box as well.

Flocking is traditionally used inside ‘finer’ boxes, but I personally like the look it can lend to more rustic projects, like the two boxes shown here.

Applying flocking to abox is simple.

Be sure and work in a clean, well vented area. First, read the instructions. Then clean the surface that you want to Flock and carefully brush the colored glue onto the entire area you want to cover. Use the applicator to blow the fibres onto the glue. The majority of the fibres will stick straight up and form a smooth surface – Wait! don’t test it yet, it’s not dry!

When it is dry, about 24 hours is good, carefully dump out the fibres that didn’t stick to the adhesive and save them for your next box or project. They will o alot further this way!

Oh, and before you start…. Make sure your box joints are tight, as the glue and flock will not cover up a bad seam! They may actually highlight it if you are not careful.

Want an even more interesting look? You can try masking out a logo, trim or detail area and once dry peel off the tape – the surface below will show through and the logo will seem to be etched into the flocking!

Here is a 2-tone flocked box prototype that someone asked to see.

Available in Black, Gray, Navy Blue, Hunter Green, Cardinal, Wine and the new-for-February, Brown. Flock, adhesive and fibres are available at on the websiite at http://www.smallboxhardware.com

If you have an interesting flocking project that you would like to show off, send along a few pictures and a description and we’ll post it in our project gallery – (coming soon)!

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